|cuddling at the park|
The school year is about to start...and Tommy will be back in the substituting system (it's another year with not one full time teaching position opening in the local 5 high school districts...wowza). We have been mentally preparing ourselves for Clara transitioning into a childcare situation and thought we had hit the jackpot with a woman that lives in our building. Yet, a couple weeks ago we found out she can't do it anymore.
I was frantic. The majority of the NICE daycare businesses in town have waiting lists that are up to 18 months long! I was not shy in my quest to find something perfect to fit our family needs...I asked everyone I knew about day care possibilities. Tommy and I went and toured day care facilities...read over contracts...and nearly put down a hefty down payment for a spot that wouldn't even open up until FEBRUARY! It was a very stressful time. You can imagine.
And then, we got a referral for a woman who runs a small day care out of her home. She watches the children of two awesome women that I work with. We went and met with her last week, and all my fears/anxiety dissolved. She is so warm and friendly...and fell into the "perfect" category immediately. Her hours, her flexibility, her home set up, her cost....
...my fingers are crossed that it works out!!